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Falkland Stampede postponed for another year

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Image Credit: FACEBOOK/The Falkland Stampede (Falkland BC)
June 08, 2021 - 10:58 AM

One of Canada’s oldest rodeos has been postponed for another year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each year, thousands attend the Falkland Stampede to watch rodeo events, performances and take in the parade traditionally held during Victoria Day long weekend in May. This year the plan was to hold the event on the weekend of Aug. 27 to 29, but organizers have decided to postpone it until 2022.

“Although the current state of this pandemic is moving in a positive direction, the expected provincial health orders come August will not allow for a large scale event such as the stampede to occur. The Falkland Community Association has exhausted all avenues and it is in the best interest of all that we postpone the stampede to May 2022,” a Facebook post reads.

The event was postponed last year due to COVID-19 for the first time in its more than 100-year history.

This year would have been the stampede’s 102nd event.


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